Potholes

11th April 2018

Across the country, potholes seem to be a hot topic of conversation at the moment.  So, did you know that to enable them to be fixed within the county they need to be reported to Cambridgeshire County Council’s Highway department via this link.   If the pothole is not reported, it cannot be fixed.  While speaking to County Councillor Hudson, he confirmed that he reported 3 recently and they were fixed within 1½ weeks.

If you are unfortunate enough to have damage caused to your vehicle by a pothole, you can make a claim to County Council.  You will need to have taken a photo of the damaged wheel (in most cases) next to the offending pothole.  Please note that the claim will only be valid if the pothole has been reported via the website.  Further information on this can be found on the County Council website.

Recreation Ground Playground

11th April 2018

The health and safety of Longstanton residents is important to the parish council and due to the waterlogging and the slippery ground conditions, Longstanton Parish Council have closed the Recreation Playground area until further notice.

Please contact the parish office if there are any queries or issues.  The area will be re-opened as soon as ground conditions improve.  Thank you for your consideration.

A14 Improvement Scheme Newsletter

28th March 2018

Please see below the message from the A14 Cambridge to Huntingdon Improvement Team,

The latest A14C2H news release is out now – https://www.gov.uk/government/news/a14-cambridge-to-huntingdon-archaeology-shines-light-on-6000-years-of-history. This focuses on the archaeology that has taken place so far on the project.

Our latest newsletter (out today – http://assets.highways.gov.uk/roads/road-projects/a14-cambridge-to-huntingdon-improvement/S170271+A14+Archeology+Newsletter+8pp.pdf) also focuses on archaeology and includes a general progress update on the last two pages.

Longstanton Youth Council Scavenger Hunt

27th March 2018

Longstanton Youth Council have created a scavenger hunt for our young members of the community, ages 11 – 18.  Please feel free to take part, by downloading the form, solving the clues and either emailing the answers to parish.clerk@longstantonvillage.org or dropping them off at the council offices by 8th April 2018.

Thanks to the Co-op Longstanton for donating 2 prizes.  These will be drawn by the Clerk on 9th April and winners will be contacted.

Good luck, have fun and Happy Easter from Longstanton Youth Council.

Notice of Election

26th March 2018

The Parish Notice of Election for the upcoming elections on 3rd May 2018 can be found here.  Nomination forms can be collected from the parish office or South Cambridgeshire District Council if anyone wishes to stand.

Bar Hill Bridge Closure – 3rd to 10th April 2018

23rd March 2018

The A14 Integrated Team are providing leaflets on the road closure of the Bar Hill Bridge next month.  These will be available from various locations around the village from today or by using this link.  The document provides information on the reasons for the closure and the diversions in place during the relevant period.

Protect Yourself from Bogus Callers

20th March 2018 

From the Histon Neighbourhood Team, South Cambs Police:

Although many people who call at your home will be genuine there are incidents when people pretend to be from a water company or another organisation, just so they can enter your home under false pretences and steal money or valuables.
Often termed ‘bogus callers’ perpetrators are highly organised, work alone or in pairs, and operate under a number of guises such as utility company staff (water, gas, electricity, etc), builders and gardeners, door to door sales people, and even council staff or police officers.

Somebody at the door?

Ask yourself:

  • Am I expecting anyone?
  • Are my doors and windows secure

Always check back doors and windows are secure and locked, before you go to answer the front door.

Ask them

  • What are you here for?
  • Can I see your I.D. please?
  • Do you have any paperwork relating to your call?

Always use a spy hole or look through a side window to check who is there.

Chain
If you decide to open the door, put your door-chain or door-bar on first and keep it on while you talk to the person on the doorstep.

In cases where an offender failed to gain entry to a potential victim’s home, this was due to the occupant using their door-chain / spy-hole or quickly shutting the door.

Not sure?
Ring the company they claim to be from independently. Never ring the number they give you, look it up in the phonebook or ring directory enquiries.
You can ask them to wait outside while you contact a friend or neighbour to join you and supervise the visit.
If you are not sure they are legitimate or feel suspicious, don’t let them in, and call the police.

Protect your home
Never leave a door or window insecure because you are expecting a friend or carer to arrive.
If you have a shared entrance never buzz open the door for strangers or hold the door open for someone who arrives as you leave the building.

Legitimate callers
Genuine callers will carry ID and relevant paperwork. Most will wait patiently and be willing to answer any questions about their visit. It is good practice among many organisations to call ahead and make an appointment beforehand rather than turn up on your doorstep unannounced.

When to call the Police

  • If you are suspicious or feel that the caller may be bogus.
  • If someone forces entry or enters your home without permission.
  • You notice valuables or money missing shortly after someone has visited.
  • Whenever you think a crime has been, or is about to be committed.

A14 Planned Road Closures week commencing 19th March 2018

    20th March 2018

Message from the A14 Integrated Team:

Apologies in advance for the delay in sending the update today, there had been a few changes and I was waiting for confirmation of the new schedule. Please find below this week’s planned closures and if you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us.

A14 Cambridge to Huntingdon closures;

Mon 19 to Fri 23
A1 northbound Buckden to Brampton Hut (9pm – 6am)

Mon 19 to Tue 20
A14 westbound Milton J33 exit slip (9pm – 6am)
A14 westbound J32 entry slip (9pm – 6am)

Mon 19 to Wed 21
A14 westbound Girton J31 exit slip onto M11 southbound (each night, 9pm – 6am)

Mon 19 to Thurs 22
A1 southbound Alconbury to Brampton Hut (each night, 9pm – 6am)

Mon 19 to Fri 23
A1307 outbound (each night, 9pm – 6am)

Tue 20 to Wed 22
A14 westbound Milton J33 entry slip (each night, 9pm – 6am)

Wed 21 to Fri 23
A14 westbound Histon J32 exit slip (each night, 9pm – 6am)
A14 westbound Dry Drayton J30 exit slip (each night, 9pm – 6am)

Tue 22 to Fri 23
A14 westbound Fen Ditton J34 entry slip (each night, 9pm – 6am)

Fri 23 for one night
A14 westbound Girton J31a exit slip (9pm – 6am)

Fri 23 to Mon 26
A1 southbound Alconbury to Brampton Hut (Fri 9pm – Mon 5am)

Sat 24 to Sun 25
Potton Rd – Small section B1040, after Hilton & before the A14 (Sat 7am – Sun 7pm)

Sat 24 to Wed 28
A14 eastbound St Ives J26 & Dry Drayton J30 (each night, 9pm – 6am)

We regularly update details of closures specific to our A14 Cambridge to Huntingdon improvement scheme on our Facebook (www.facebook.com/a14c2h) and Twitter (@A14C2H) pages. You can also find our latest posts by searching #A14C2Hclosures.

Our official diversion route will be signposted and you can find diversion maps on our social media pages